China’s state media Xinhua released a parody video in English on Tuesday targeting the United States and Britain fears technology giant Huawei. And that is one of those things that is both extremely inconvenient and incredibly fascinating.
Video posted on Twitter i YouTube, contains two characters of intelligence agents from The British who are trying to parody James Bond, along with some slogans from Wayne’s world for good measure.
In the video, two intelligence agents meet in a trap to receive instructions from the “M”, which has a new “highest priority” for Western spies. A man an agent known as James Pond (you understand?) Speculated that maybe Julian Assange escaped from prison or Edward Snowden was arrested.
While they wait, one of the agents speaks casually of espionage by the National Security Agency. She also mentions that “China” has advanced propaganda capabilities, something that was discovered that the U.S. actually worked during a brief revelation when it overturned a folder to reveal the letters “U.S.”.
Pond the spy character also constantly says “exSQUEEZE me”, which was the phrase of Wayne Campbell’s SNL character in Wayne’s World films from the 1990s. It’s not clear why the spy character keeps saying a phrase from 30 years ago, but Wayne is played by Mike Myers, who was also in Austin Powers movies, a parody of James Bond movies. Maybe the producers of this video were confused and thought Austin Powers says “squeeze me? ” also? At one point he also says “Yabba Dabba Doo”, a phrase by Fred Flintstone, so who knows? Everything is extremely confusing.
When agents finally talk to “M,” he tells James Pond not to buy a Huawei phone. When Pond asks why, he discovers that his executives have spied on him.
“So why not Huawei?” James Pond wonders, before learning of the American concern about the backdoor. But others an agent known as 0.06, reveals that there is no real evidence of backdoor and that it is all a sinister propaganda campaign led by Western intelligence agencies.
Huawei has been hit by Western governments who believe the Chinese government could compromise the company’s technology. U.S. authorities were aware of details on how China could theoretically trigger an attack on U.S. communications infrastructure, but last month there were reports that Chinese spies successfully infiltrated Australian networks in 2012 using a Huawei software update. Bloomberg News. This is the kind of claim that is, of course, incredibly difficult to independently confirm.
By the end of the video, both agents are getting CIA-certified phones, which is quite obvious bugged. You really have to watch the video appreciate only how forced and strange the whole thing is.
China clearly sees the hypocrisy of technological espionage as a weak point for the United States in the New Cold War. Back in February 2019, the CEO of Huawei made a similar line of attack at the World Congress of Mobile Devices, pointing to the findings of Edward Snowden as a reason not to trust the US authorities when it comes to charges of espionage.
The propaganda of the Chinese state media in English has become increasingly strange in recent years. In May 2020, Xinhua released a cartoon character named Terry-cotta to counter claims that China was hoarding PPE near the beginning covid-19 pandemic. And Xinhua recently released videos of rap about American hypocrisy.
No one knows what 2022 brings for the New Cold War between the United States and China, but if today’s edition is any guide, we can probably bet it will be full of weird propaganda videos.
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